My opposition to Tedros Adhanom’s WHO candidacy is finding belated support. If so I urge one & all to approach WHA members opposing his staying on after such glaring breaches of WHO’s Oath of Office and the UN Charter serving outside masters

20 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Editor of The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) wrote his last article on Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy on 10 May 2017 and published it on this same blog—Why I am opposed to Dr. Tedros Adhanom becoming the ninth director-general of WHO. This was just before the World Health Assembly (WHA) undertook its task of selecting the new Director-General from amongst the candidates whose names it had before it.

At the time I used this picture first, I wrote: ‘Where would Dr. Tedros Adhanom go now since he is no longer cabinet member? Is he going to become full time TPLF cadre?’ [Credit: Ecadf]

Sadly, the Assembly picked the Ethiopian-born Tedros Adhanom, who now has turned into his country’s enemy conveniently utilising his post as the ninth Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Before the election, I was engaged in campaigns for several months on the media and through communications to WHA members urging them to think twice, before they picked up a sort of TPLF houdini—’the escape artist’— who had specialised in malaria diseases, who then was gearing up to head—what until then was this best-run UN organization since the end of World War II and the only UN specialised agency in the field of health for the peoples of the world.

Also recall, the WHO was successively ran by eight medical doctors before him. That in mind, I wrote the following article: Why I am opposed to Dr. Tedros Adhanom becoming the ninth director-general of WHO, giving my reasons for his professional unsuitability as well as indicating integrity problems.

In other words, the question for me then was why this guy—a malaria specialist—should take over as WHO’s ninth DG with qualifications—not suited for the tasks. Better as he was at it, he had surely galvanised strong support mostly from some African and island states and also the pharmaceutical industry—obviously for purpose no other than vaccines marketing permits.

For the situation I was confronted, the professional vacuity, I wrote Does Dr. Tedros Adhanom have the qualifications & integrity to become next WHO Director-General?

In the course of the campaign, I had written over twenty articles, most of which can be found in Articles contending Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy to WHO’s highest post

Today Tedros Adhanom’s end has now come to this: he has been caught—violating the UN Charter principles—promoting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) war efforts, and campaigning against his Motherland Ethiopia! In other words, not only has Tedros Adhanom was soliciting weapons from Egypt and a few other African countries, according to Ethiopian official report, but he was also asking them to support TPLF’s political campaigns that falsely alludes Ethiopia and its leaders have been committing genocide against Tigrayans —hiding his role in misrepresenting the May-Kadra genocide!

It would be recalled Amnesty International was the first human rights organization that had the first look at the piles of over 600 massacred Ethiopians, whose killing it has concluded is a war crime!

The flamboyant Tedros Adhanom thought May-Kadra is a genocide he could tiptoe and engage in his habitual denials and falsifications (CNN also has a good record)—at best misrepresenting what has happened to some leaders of African States—who fortunately had reported the matter to Ethiopia!

What his TPLF army has committed crimes against the Amhara people, whose fertile lands Meles Zenawi annexed, as the TPLF first president and later its prime minister until his death in 2012, facilitating the illegal acquisition of it as part of Tigray.

Why we think, after such ignoble crime, Tedros Adhanom must vacate the DG’s post and sent packing. In other words, not only this latest crime, I had argued in the first place that Tedros Adhanom is not fit to serve as WHO’s Director-General, through several articles written for the benefit of the World Health Assembly members.

After all, he is bold person who has not respected the oath of his office (P. 112), as contained in the WHO BASIC Documents. It reads:


“I solemnly swear (undertake, affirm, promise) to exercise in all loyalty,
discretion, and conscience the functions entrusted to me as an
international civil servant of the World Health Organization, to
discharge those functions and regulate my conduct with the interests of
the World Health Organization only in view, and not to seek or accept
instructions in regard to the performance of my duties from any
government or other authority external to the Organization.”

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